COMING AUG. 1, 2020
14th Annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day
STAY SAFE: CREATE IN YOUR SPACE

REGISTRATION FOR A NEW AND SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS DAY


 MAY 29, 2020

ARISE DETROIT! SURVEY: GROUPS COPE WITH COVID-19
CREATE IN YOUR SPACE FOR NEIGHBORHOODS DAY
DETROIT DRIVE THRU-CENSUS EVENT SATURDAY
KRESGE FOUNDATION COPING WITH HEALTH CRISIS
DETROIT EXPANDS TESTING FOR VIRUS
HELP GROW DETROIT'S YOUNG TALENTVI


ARISE DETROIT! SURVEY


NON-PROFIT GROUPS FACE FUNDING AND VOLUNTEER CHALLENGES DUE TO COVID-19 CRISIS


Over 60 percent of Detroit block clubs and community groups said they are facing financial challenges and 80 percent of them have had their volunteer efforts disrupted by the COVID-19 health crisis, according to respondents to an ARISE Detroit! survey.

It demonstrates that many of us are struggling to adapt to the new environment, or new reality, and are being forced to innovate and be creative to survive and continue to serve the community,” said Luther Keith, executive director of ARISE Detroit! “However, what is also clear from the survey, is that these groups are still committed to making a difference and improving the quality of life in Detroit Neighborhoods.”

STAY SAFE: CREATE IN YOUR SPACE

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN 14th ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOODS DAY
AUG. 1, 2020

STAY SAFE: CREATE IN YOUR SPACE
 
Simply put, for this Neighborhoods Day, ARISE Detroit! wants people to move their events to their homes – their front porches, front lawns, sidewalks or driveways.
Musicians can play their music from the front porch. Artists can display their work on the sidewalk. Kids can play chalk games on sidewalks or have other activities in their driveways or back yards. School supply giveaways can be done on a drive-thru and pick up basis. Use your imagination to show your community pride.
Yes, this Neighborhoods Day will be different; But it will also be one we won’t forget.
Be part of it!
 

- -All Neighborhoods Day participants are urged to practice social distancing and refrain from events that draw crowds
 
-- Churches, block clubs and community groups that register will have their neighborhood networks engage in a variety of activities, many of them in their own spaces, homes, businesses, etc. This can be done without crowds.
 
-- Activate Your Block. Community groups can register individually and encourage block residents to devise their Neighborhoods Day events at their homes.
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- -Registration fee r educed to $25.
 
- -Cleanup bags and enlarged yard signs with the name of each registered organization will be provided. Participants are encouraged to display their banners and wear t-shirt of past Neighborhoods Days. Should we be able to secure funding, we will add hardware vouchers for beautification projects and t-shirts for your event.
 
 
POSSIBLE NEIGHBORHOODS DAY ACTIVITIES

1.    Individual blight removal and beautification of homes and businesses with no more than 10 volunteers participating and practicing social distancing with face masks and gloves.
2.    Homeowner spruce up and beautification projects, such as painting, mowing lawns, tree, flower or shrub planting.
3.    School supply giveaways with curbside pickups as opposed to groups gathering to distribute supplies.
4.    Front porch, front lawn, or backyard parties, barbecues, picnics and celebrations of various kinds with family members.
5.    Musicians Challenge. Front porch or front lawn neighborhood music events with musicians playing their instruments on front porches.
6.    Sidewalk games with chalk or other kids activities at their homes.
7.    Neighborhood block dances with dancing to music in front of their homes or in driveways. Have DJ’s provide the music.
8.    Artists challenge. Encourage local artists to display their paintings, sculptures, etc. on sidewalks in front of homes and businesses.
9.    Serve A Senior. Encourage young people, or others, to do a service for a senior citizen, paint a house, spruce something up, food delivery, etc.
10.          Social distance bike rides
11.          Concerts with attendees in cars, similar to drive in movie theaters.
12.          Use your imagination!
 
 
Still have questions? Call us at 313-921-1955.
WENDY JACKSON COMMENTARY ON HOW KRESGE FOUNDATION CONTINUES TO SERVE GRANTEES DURING THE PANDEMIC


NEWS FOR THE NEIGHBORHOODS

PSYCHIATRIC URGENT CARE OPENS IN DETROIT DUE TO PANDEMIC


DETROIT AVENUE OF FASHION BUSINESSES PREPARE TO REOPEN


GROW DETROIT'S YOUNG TALENT PROGRAM SEEKS SUPPORT



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SURVIVING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

MESSAGE FROM ARISE DETROIT! EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
LUTHER KEITH

The reporter from the national news network wanted to know how Detroiters were coping with the Coronavirus crisis.
Were they worried?
Would the crisis sap the city’s comeback spirit?
How were they handling the sudden deaths of prominent community leaders?

ARISE Detroit!
Email Address: info@arisedetroit.org
Address:
5555 Conner, Suite 1233
Detroit, MI  US  48213
Phone Number: 313-921-1955